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Firm Foundations Academy



At Firm Foundations we strive to provide a faith based, standards driven education, while utilizing top notch facilities and loving staff. We dedicate ourselves to providing families with safe, fun and educationally advanced learning opportunities to equip their student(s) to be lifelong Christ centered learners.



At Firm Foundations we partner with parents to achieve academic success, encourage children’s spiritual growth and link arms with families as they move from destruction to victory in Jesus.



At Firm Foundations we start with an advanced curriculum that will introduce each child to everything they need to know before kindergarten. We then add opportunities to develop the emotional and mental skills that are also important for kindergarten readiness. Our classrooms and outdoor play areas include centers created to promote the development of the whole child through multi-sensory experiences. We keep our ratios low to allow focus on each child’s needs.

Early Literacy Program:

Children will experience direct small group and whole group instruction based on developmentally appropriate standards. A print rich environment will create a love of reading and an awareness of written and spoken language.

STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Math):

Children will experience STEAM activities in the classroom to foster growth in Math, Science and the Arts. Students will use hands on manipulatives to encourage questioning, hypothesizing, experimentation and analysis.  In addition to STEAM learning built into our curriculum, our STEAM Coordinator will provide a 20-30 min lesson for 3-4 year olds each week.

Monday: Math/Technology

Tuesday: Chapel/Music

Wednesday: Science/Engineering

Thursday: Art

Christ Centered Curriculum:

Jesus is at the center of every subject in our curriculum and prayer will be integrated daily into lessons and throughout the day. We will use Horizons Preschool curriculum in the 3 and 4 year old classrooms.


Firm Foundations Academy is designed as a half day preschool offering quality instruction for ages 2 through 4 year old pre-k. We will follow the Richland District 2 school calendar

(with a few exceptions) and SC Early Childhood Learning Standards.

Our program begins at 9:00 and ends at 1:00; however parents may pick up any time after 12:30. A morning snack is provided and a “parent packed lunch” is given at 12:00.

I look forward to giving you a personal tour and discussing registration and availability.

Contact us to schedule your visit.


2 day (T,TH)

3 day (M, W, F)

5 day 





Registration Fee Per Child (non-refundable)

*paid annually upon registration



$125 Individual

$225 Family

Contact Us: 

Charity McCann

Director, Firm Foundations Academy

Donna Burdette

Children’s Pastor at IPCOG

Office #: 803-788-1942

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